Join us for our annual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper held in our church hall. We gather at 5 pm and begin the meal at 5:30 pm. Tickets are $10. Get yours by calling the church office at 250.753.2523.
Shrove Tuesday is a day of penitence, to clean the soul and a last chance to celebrate and feast before the start of Lent.
Historically, Christians would undergo the ritual of "shriving", where they confessed their sins and would receive forgiveness for them.
Christians often celebrate and indulge in food on Shrove Tuesday, because Lent is a time of abstinence with many Christians choosing to give up certain foods. In the past, in order that foods were not wasted, on Shrove Tuesday families would use up all the foods that would expire during the forty days of Lent. Pancakes became widely associated with Shrove Tuesday because they were a dish that could use up perishable items like eggs, milk and fat.